Best known for a six-year spell with Aston Villa in the Premier League, Hendrie played nine games for City towards the back end of his career, and he came in with the pressure of needing to help the Foxes avoid relegation to the third tier of English football for the first time in their history.
He couldn't do that, but he didn't disgrace himself in his performances, scoring one goal - the winner in what was billed as a six-pointer against Scunthorpe United - and being unable to feature in the crucial final two games of the season due to injury.
He'd arrived at the Walkers Stadium from an unsuccessful stint with Sheffield United on a loan deal. He'd spent 13 seasons with Villa, earning England caps at U21s, 'B' and first team, the latter just the once. A loan spell with Stoke City preceded his move to Bramall Lane but Hendrie's career was on the slide thereafter.
A loan move to Blackpool followed before the Blades swapped him for Jordan Stewart when he moved to Derby County for a season.